re: Poker & Why a wheel?
Originally Posted by wolfdex
I agree with your sentiments on A4. I don't see how the value of a 5 would increase better odds
for a wheel. I mean you are just replace a 4 with the 5. It's still a quantity of 2 cards. Pre-flop and of course not knowing what the other players have , the odds of getting a straight should be know different with an A 4.
I'm no math wizard, but I would think any 2 cards of the wheel have an equal chance (pf) of hitting on the board. As someone already suggested, this may also have been part of a discussion regarding a hi/lo game.
Even a 4,5 has the same chance of hitting a wheel, but there are added possibilities. 4,5 can fill ANY straight board combination from the Ace to the 8. Sure, a 5 is part of that straight run, but takes 4 board cards to get there (again, discounting that this may be an Omaha or hi/lo comment).